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what impact does ehlers danlos type 3 have on lumbar fusion surgeries, and is ther a type of fusion that would be better for an eds patient?

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Dr. Robert Jackson
43 years experience Dermatology
To get answer: To get your answer you would have to discuss this with the surgeon that would do the surgery. He may have you talk with a dermatologist also but that would really answer your questions fully.
Answered on May 5, 2013
Dr. Cindy Juster
36 years experience Pediatrics
EDS has surgery risk: Ehlers danlos syndrome (eds) is a connective tissue disorder that has many subtypes. In type 3 eds, joint overextensibility can cause serious orthopedic issues.In eds of any type, anesthetic & surgical complications, while rare, are more common than in someone without eds, including blood vessel rupture, hemorrhage, and airway and neck damage.Type of lumbar fusion doesn't seem to affect these issues.
Answered on Jul 18, 2014
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